Courses: Excursions in the Void: Existentialism, Nihilism and Radical Doubt (WRPRH142B01)

Spring 2010

This course will explore the ethical, political and aesthetic implications of existentialism with reference to other "moments of doubt" in philosophy and literature, including nihilism and radical doubt. Writing assignments and class discussion will aim at answering questions like the following: What is existentialism good for? Does it constitute a plausible strategy for engaging the complexity, difficulty and ambiguity of everyday experience?

Prerequisites: Open only to members of the first-year class as assigned by the Director of College Writing.

Fulfills: HU FW Limit:15

Location

Haverford, Stokes 018

Meeting Times

MW 12:30-2:00